5.25.2004

I have never made a documentary film...there are great ideas that flow through my brain...but they keep on going, going, going, gone. I feel that oral history/the spoke word is something that needs to be taken advantage of before it is dead and gone. There are a number of individuals that are a huge part of the DC subculture of a DC past, I feel that they need to be remembered and recognized. Someone needs to do it, it is unlikely that I will ever get my shit together to ever approach such a project.

Who is COOL DISCO DAN? One of the most visible/prominant 'tags' to ever grace the walls of DC and the surrounding area....
Who is Cool Disco Dan? and where is he now?
what was he thinking then? and what is he thinking now?

then there is also a local hero Blelvis...
not sure if the powers of the internet or even the City Paper can dredge him up....brb (be right back) let me see what the internet brings up. NOTHING!
more on that later...got to sleep now...
Blelvis or Black Elvis was a street performer...okay he was a panhandler who harassed and annoyed drunk club goers in Adams Morgan Washington DC as they went from club to club, bar to bar, car to club, or bar to car...etc...
He has a wonderful mastery of Elvis' movies and music. His trivia is mind boggling. He can not be stumped. For a buck he will sing any one of his hits. And he has a good time doing such. But where did it take him. Did it make or break his life. Where did it take him? Where is he now?

I have seen him around...always give him a shout and a wave...
traveling via bicycle does have its advantages...
meeting and greeting being one of them

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